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Grad Walk

Grad Walk
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Many members of Malverne High School’s Class of 2019 visited their younger peers the last week of school to offer inspiration. Dressed in caps and gowns, the graduates walked through the halls of Maurice W. Downing Primary School and Davison Avenue Intermediate School for the first time to the applause and cheer of students in kindergarten through fifth grade. Both staff members and students congratulated them on their achievement. The event allowed the alumni, who graduated June 21, one last walk through their old school buildings and served as a goal for the district’s future graduates.

Bridget Ellis was a kindergarten student at Maurice W. Downing Primary School.

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Not only did she excel in her classwork this year, but she was also a Girl Scout Daisy.

Summer Bucket Lists

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Prior to the end of the school year, students throughout Maurice W. Downing were already planning their summer activities. As part of a writing assignment in class, students created their summer bucket lists, highlighting what they are most looking forward to doing over the next two months. Many of the lists included going to the beach, going to camp, swimming in the pool, sleeping over a friend or family members house and traveling for vacation.

Congratulations Graduates!

Congratulations Graduates

Congrats to the Class of 2019. See slideshow of photos from the big ceremony here.

HTH’s Val & Sal

HTH’s Val & Sal
Congratulations to Howard T. Herber Middle School’s valedictorian Sabrina Ramharakh and salutatorian Molly Matthaei. These two students have excelled during their middle school career and earned the top ranking for their moving-up ceremony on June 24.

Sabrina has been a scholar-athlete, performing on the school’s soccer, volleyball, basketball and lacrosse teams. She is a member of the jazz band and served as class president this year. Sabrina placed first at the LI Science and Engineering Fair and is excited to further her science research at the high school level. She is also eager to be part of the high school’s award-winning marching band and travel to Disney for competitions.

Also a scholar-athlete on the school’s lacrosse team, Molly is a member of the jazz band and was part of the Wizard of Oz musical ensemble. She has earned a perfect attendance award and is excited for the opportunity to take some business electives at the high school in the fall. She is also eager to be part of the Pride of Malverne Marching Band and participate in the Disney competition.

The district wishes Sabrina and Molly much success as they continue their Malverne education.

Pre-Prom Slideshow 2019

Downing Makes Biggest Donation

Downing Makes Biggest Donation
Throughout the school year, members of the Maurice W. Downing Primary School’s Student Council, along with the school’s Ronald McDonald Committee, have been raising funds for the Ronald McDonald House. Part of the Downing Cares initiative to promote kids helping kids, Student Council held fundraisers such as face painting, seasonal treat sales and a family fun night to assist in their fundraising efforts. As a result, the school was able to make their biggest donation ever to the organization. Members of Student Council and the committee members including Mrs. Robles, Mrs. Smyth and Mrs. Correia, visited the Ronald McDonald House in June to present their check for $8,500 to the organization. Thank you to all in the community who donated to these efforts.

Incoming Orientation

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As part of a morning orientation program, parents and families of incoming third-graders to Davison Avenue were welcomed by Principal Rachel Gross and given an overview of what to expect in their first year at Davison. While parents were receiving this important information, the incoming third-graders toured the building and sat in with a current third-grade class. The experience serves to bridge the transition between school buildings for students in the fall and address any parent concerns before the new school year. The orientation had been livestreamed, as well, for those who could not attend.
 

Lacrosse Honors

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Congratulations to Destiny Mitchell and Nicolette Conserve who recently received their awards at the Nassau County Girls Lacrosse Coaches Association Dinner at the Crest Hallow County Club.

Perfect Attendance Awards

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Representatives from the Lakeview branch of the NAACP honored students throughout the district last week for achieving perfect attendance throughout the 2018-2019 school year. An annual tradition, representative Doris Hicks recently visited Davison Avenue Intermediate School and Howard T. Herber Middle School and presented students with certificates and medals for their achievement. Congratulations to all!

County Best

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Congratulations to Alex Delligatti who participated in the Outstanding Senior Softball Game this week. She was also named one of the Best Senior Softball Players on Long Island and participated in the Nassau County vs. Suffolk County game.

Students Honored

Students Honored

Many students were honored at the district’s June 11 Board of Education meeting. Congratulations to Davison Avenue’s Groundhog Day Poster Contest winner Malakai Pearson and Scholastic Storyworks Junior Writing Contest winner Analeigh St. Hilaire. Also honored that evening were the district’s Scholar-Athlete Teams, which included Boys Track & Field, Girls Track & Field, Softball, Girls Lacrosse and Boys Tennis teams. Congratulations to all.

Athletes Honored

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Nassau County Softball Coaches Association Dinner was held at the Crest Hallow County Club this week. Alexandria Delligatti received her All-County award and Subhadra Debnath received her Senior Scholar Athlete Award. Congratulations to both!

Special Forces Selected

Special Forces Selected
Each year, the Special Forces at Davison Avenue work closely with social worker Martine Laventure on special fundraisers, drives, presentations and assignments to benefit the entire school community. In order to become a member, students fill out an application and must have a letter of recommendation from a faculty member. This year, Davison is proud to announce the 12 students who were chosen for the Special Forces out of almost 50 applicants.

Congratulations to the following students who will serve as Special Forces for the 2019-2020 school year:
Top Row (L-R): Brennan Murray, Jayden Glenn, Braylon Lewis, Luke Major, Julian Abell and Jace Richards; Bottom Row (L-R): Avauna Munlin, Maeve Schumacher, Khayla Pinnock, Kate Wolff, Nevaeh DeJesus and Angellah Solon.

Dictionary Donations

Dictionary Donations
Third-grade students at Davison Avenue Intermediate received a special gift from the Malverne Rotary. In an effort to enhance students’ skills, the Rotary donated dictionaries to each of the students. Past President and current member Joe Canzoneri, together with Superintendent of Schools Dr. James Hunderfund, distributed the dictionaries to classes and explained the significance of the annual gift to the third-graders.

Nassau County Champs

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Members of the Boys Track and Field Team place second in the Nassau County Team Championships and won three Nassau County Championships in the 400 meters, 4x100 relay and 4x400 relay. Congratulations to:

400 meters = Jordan Graham.
4x100 Relay = Timothy Bosques, Dormeus Mackensdy, Louis Ridley and Jordan Eveillard.
4x400 Relay = Jordan Graham, Donovan Ishmael, Rashad Teachey and Khevon Pinnock. 

Register for Summer Driver’s Ed

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Presidential Scholar

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Congratulations to Class of 2019’s Valedictorian Nelson Chow who was named one of only four in New York State as a 2019 U.S. Presidential Scholar by the U.S. Department of Education and the Commission on Presidential Scholars. It is one of the highest awards the nation can bestow upon a graduating high school senior. In recognition of his achievement, Nelson will be honored in Washington, DC at the end of June and participate in a series of events for all Presidential Scholars. Nelson was also recently named one of 18 in the nation to receive the General Electric Reagan Scholarship in the amount of $40,000. He will be attending Princeton University in the fall. The district wishes him the best of luck in all of his future endeavors.

Community Awareness

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Fourth-graders at Davison Avenue visited the Nassau County Police Department Headquarters where students got to learn about how police officers keep our communities safe. Pictured are some highlights from Mrs. Catina Agosta’s class visit.

Monthly Bond Update

Video Update Jan. 2019

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Wednesday, July 17, 2019